Pets Saved From Corvallis Fire

CORVALLIS, Ore. —  Five pets are safe after a fire destroyed a large portion of a Corvallis home Wednesday afternoon, and the owners say if it were not for the firefighters who rescued their pets, the animals would likely not be alive. When Rick Miller was driving home Wednesday afternoon, he could not get through to … Continue reading »

Fire Contained on Fox Hollow Road

EUGENE, Ore. — The threat of evacuation is over after a large fire threatened homes in South Eugene Thursday afternoon. Emergency crews from around Lane County responded to the 32,000 block of Fox Hollow Road around 1:12 p.m., after receiving calls of a fire and possible explosions. “I looked up in the sky above the … Continue reading »

Dangerous Fire Challenge Warning

EUGENE, Ore.– (Warning: Graphic Video) A disturbing trend is catching fire across the country. Teens and adults are lighting parts of their body on fire for internet fame. It’s called the fire challenge, and videos have exploded on social media. Licensed professional counselor David Neale says there are several reasons why youth would engage in such … Continue reading »

Fire Crews Use High-Tech Equipment

YREKA, Calif. — Firefighters are using high-tech equipment on the front-lines of wildfires.  Starting this year, QR codes are scattered around fire camps, and all around people are using smart phones. Firefighters and other personnel are using the QR codes to download maps, daily rundowns, and schedules with the click of a button. “The key … Continue reading »

Lightning Sparks Tree Fire

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Residents at an assisted living facility in Corvallis woke up to the sound of lightning striking a tree, then catching fire early Friday morning. “I was very asleep,” said resident Myles Myers. “And then I woke up to what I thought was a grenade going off outside my window.” Myers woke up … Continue reading »

Fire Destroys Trailer and Motor Home

LEBANON, Ore. – Lebanon firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire at the base of Peterson Butte Tuesday. Firefighters say around 3 p.m. they responded to 35930 Polly Farm Ln. to a field fire that was approximately 1/3 acre in size. The fire spread to a motor home, camp trailer, and utility trailer … Continue reading »

Search for Fire Victim’s Family

ALBANY, Ore. — The Albany Fire Department says one man lost his life during an apartment fire Wednesday morning, but the department is still looking for the victim’s family to notify them. Wanda Omdahl, Albany Fire Department spokesperson, says 64-year-old John Charles Walley died during the fire. Crews responded to the fire at 417 6th … Continue reading »

Arrest Made in Arson Investigation

CRESWELL, Ore. – The Lane County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a suspect in relation to a fatal fire in Creswell on July 16, 2014. Deputies arrested Eugene Whitehall, 42, following an arson investigation into a house fire on Bryant Road in Creswell. Investigators found two bodies at the scene. The two victims were identified as … Continue reading »

Two Bodies Found in Burned Home

  UPDATE — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office says two bodies were found in the home. They have not been identified. We will have more on this story as it develops. Police had previously been unable to locate the two men who lived in the house. Police said 65-year-old Dennis Kelley and 69-year-old Carl McFarland were considered … Continue reading »

Mill Employees Look For Work After Fire

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Employees of the Springfield Plywood and Veneer Mill spent Friday watching their former site of work as crews continued to mop up the fire.  As the company works to go over its insurance policies, 250 employees are wondering what they are going to do in the meantime without work. “It was just heartbreaking to … Continue reading »

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